Architectural Case Study

Bold Exterior Choices at the Gershwin Theatre

Christien Methot, Design One Lighting Design

Location: Gramercy

March 19, 2024
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Credits 1 LU | Elective


In this presentation, designer Christien Methot takes us on a concept-to-completion case study of an iconic recent project: The bold architectural lighting on the new facade of the Gershwin Theater.

Learning Objectives

  • The importance of working closely with the design and construction team from concept to installation, including the importance of doing full scale mockups.
  • The importance of being well-researched on what is available on the market.
  • The difference of owning the lighting and controls from top to bottom.
  • Not relying heavily on others to fill in the blanks.


Christien Methot
Christien Methot
Lighting Designer
Design One Lighting Design

Christien is a lighting designer specializing in architecture and entertainment. Since 1996, his firm Design One Lighting Design has partnered with a wide array of clients such as RXR, MdeAS Architects, the US Open, Oscar de la Renta, Duggal Visual Solutions, Sage Realty Group, and so many more. Most recently, he lit the new facade of the Gershwin Theater, the NAPA Auto Expo in Las Vegas, and art galleries at Columbia University Teachers College. He enjoys collaborating with artistic and technical teams to make memorable installations. Lighting is magic and is his muse.

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